5 Reasons to Order Recessed Lighting

5 Reasons to Order Recessed Lighting

  • bathroom remodeling
  • kitchen remodeling
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When designing your home, there are many aesthetic choices to consider in every room of your home. One of these is a room’s lighting. How you light a room can make a great difference in a room’s ambiance, functionality, and contribution to your overall home’s market value. One type of lighting you can choose, recessed lighting, is implanted in the ceiling instead of in a hanging unit. They aren’t for every room, but this kind of lighting can be great for your kitchen or bathroom. As one of the area’s remodeling experts, we can tell you how recessed lighting can brighten up your home.

Here are five reasons to ask our experts about getting recessed lighting for your kitchen or bathroom:



Recessed lighting is one of the few types of purchasable lighting that’s waterproof. For most rooms, this feature will rarely, if ever, be important. However, this feature means it can be used in shower stalls and is good for bathroom remodeling in general. Also, the casing for the lights is resistant to dust and similar contaminants.


Complete coverage

With normal ceiling lights, you’ll have good light coverage for the center of your room. However, this lighting will have difficulty reaching the edges of the room. With recessed lighting, you can carefully arrange your lights so you can completely cover your room.


Wall-washing for better-looking rooms

Wall-washing is a lighting effect where you using the proper trim allows your lights to cast more light. Proper wall-washing requires the right parts and a professional’s eye, both of which we can provide. When we install your recessed lights, we can make your kitchen look bigger and brighter.


Good for low ceilings and small rooms

Recessed lighting can make your rooms physically bigger in addition to simply looking bigger. Hanging light fixtures take up precious space in smaller areas and you can bump your head if you’re not careful. In rooms where space is limited, like bathrooms, having lights that don’t hang down can give you more room.


Never out of style

Style and fashion can be a daunting and sometimes nonsensical subject for many. Luckily, recessed lighting, unlike track or monorail lighting, is safe from the whims of trends. Recessed lighting’s sleek, modern look has never truly been in style. That means these lights will never go out of style. You’ll never have to worry about people finding your lights tacky.


Why call McHale’s KBA to install my new lights?

At McHale’s Kitchen and Bath, our goal for every job is for you to enjoy your investment. Almost 70 years of experience have taught us that remodeling is a process, not a product. While any contractor can sell you a product, we sell you a seamless remodeling project. Our professional workers will complete your dream remodeling without making your home look like a construction site. Call McHale’s KBA today to learn more about our lighting selection! 

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An Enlightened Eatery: Reasons to Renovate Your Kitchen

An Enlightened Eatery: Reasons to Renovate Your Kitchen

  • kitchen remodeling

When you are a homemaker in charge of meals, the burning question comes all too often; what’s for dinner? Are you tired of your kitchen with its out of date appliances and look? Perhaps it is time for a renovation.

Kitchen remodeling addresses many physical construction requirements but also lifts your mood every time you walk into it. The major reason for most homeowners fretting over cooking is their inconvenient, outdated or cluttered space. However, there are other reasons to consider beyond simply the hardware.

If you are a homeowner who has to deal with the cooking part on most days, say good-bye to your dingy and drab dining space. Before you bid adieu to your current culinary space, consider the following points.

Renovate the look

While this may not be the primary reason for a kitchen renovation, this is a reason that many consider changing their kitchen. Who wouldn’t want a beautiful or themed space like country-chic, Mediterranean or contemporary? There are a plethora of styles available and depending on your budget, you can find a style that is affordable based on your budget.


A renovation makes your kitchen functional than before. Roll out drawers, faucets, convenient sink, proper ventilation and lighting, open shelves and customized cabinets make your work easier and faster. You get access to kitchen items conveniently without any delays.

In addition, you might have appliances that are obsolete. You might have a microwave that has not been replaced in over fifteen years or a constantly malfunctioning

Conserves energy

Old appliances and lights consume more power due to their conventional make. Energy efficient lights and electrical appliances are an ideal upgrade that is not only economically friendly in the long run but also Eco-friendly. For more information on certain equipment, check out the links below.

Utilizes space

There is no one single design for a kitchen. Depending on your home’s interior and floor plan, you might have a finite amount of room. Thankfully, there are ways to remedy this problem. If you have a small kitchen you can drop a wall to expand the space. And if you have a big one, you can use it more utilitarian. If you have a large family, there can be a large demand from larger space.

Professional kitchen and bath technicians can look at the space you have available in your kitchen now and tell you how to make the most of it. By removing and relocating cabinets, knocking through partitions or walls, removing unnecessary closets, and moving appliances, your space can grow substantially so you have more space to make the most of. This is also the perfect time to figure out just how much storage space you need. With the right amount of storage, you’ll find that keeping your kitchen organized and tidy is much easier.

Ensures safety

All those loose screws in the drawer, the leaking faucet, the sharp or broken island edges etc. need to be replaced to avoid injury and loss of resource. Get them mended or upgraded.


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Signs That Your Kitchen or Bathroom Appliances Need an Upgrade

Signs That Your Kitchen or Bathroom Appliances Need an Upgrade

  • bathroom remodeling
  • kitchen remodeling
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No matter how much you love your home, it can happen that you look around one day and start to wonder whether your kitchen or bathroom appliances need an upgrade. After all, if the appliances were in the home when you bought it, there are likely to be newer, better options available.

The same goes if you did purchase yourself but it’s been more than seven years since that time. However, since replacing requires a considerable investment, it’s best to determine whether you’re simply looking for a different look or whether you really need to upgrade.

Do Your Kitchen Appliances Need Upgrading?

Here’s how you can tell if your stove, oven, dishwasher, and other kitchen appliances need upgrading:

  • They frequently need repairs. If you’re always having to schedule repairs, then the costs of those repairs are likely adding up. At some point, you need to figure out whether it’s better to use the money you’re paying in repairs to purchase replacements.
  • They aren’t energy-efficient. If your energy bill is relatively high each month, then upgrading your appliances can help you lower it. Especially if you purchase ENERGY STAR® appliances, you can be sure to enjoy the most energy-efficient new appliances.
  • The style of is outdated. Granted, an outdated style isn’t a reason for everyone to upgrade. However, if you have the money, then purchasing newer models with a more modern look can give your kitchen a more visually pleasing appeal.

Do Your Bathroom Appliances Need Upgrading?

Here’s how to tell if your bath, toilet, vanity, shower, or bidet need upgrading:

  • The enamel on is damaged. Although the enamel on bathroom furniture is quite hard, it can still get damaged. This leads to unsightly scratches and dents. These can be repaired, but it’s often better to replace the appliance.
  • The plumbing fixtures are worn and broken. Over time, plumbing fixtures can get damaged due to overuse, corrosion, or the buildup of sediment. When multiple plumbing fixtures are significantly damaged, it’s time to upgrade.
  • The appliances no longer meet your needs. If you have a regular bathroom but you’re getting older and losing mobility, you might need a different type of furniture. Walk-in bathtubs and higher toilets are better suited to the needs of seniors.
  • The style is outdated. If you’re forward-looking but your bathroom is so ‘90s, then upgrading your appliances can be a good idea to enhance your enjoyment of your home.

McHale’s Kitchen and Bath Can Help You

When you’re ready to commit to a project as important as a kitchen or bathroom remodel, you want to make sure the results are beautiful and functional. And at McHale’s that’s what we strive for. We have the skill and expertise to turn your bathroom into the one you always dreamed about.

If you need kitchen or bathroom repairs or upgrades, give us a call. We’re ready to help you today! 

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